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Movie 43 Review Critics


Dave White Profile

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  • 1.0

    out of 100

    Overwhelming dislike
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 0

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times

    There's camp-fun bad and interestingly horrible bad, and then there's just awful. Movie 43 is the "Citizen Kane" of awful.

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  • 0

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    Despite the dizzying array of talent involved both in front of and behind the camera, this godawful exercise is so painfully unfunny, so screamingly bad that it immediately qualifies as one of the worst films of all time.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    At its best, Movie 43 resembles a risqué episode of Saturday Night Live - a comparison reinforced by the presence of both parody ads and Jason Sudeikis. At its worst? Let's just say that Hugh Jackman fans who want to remember the actor as Jean Valjean and not as a guy with a scrotum sprouting from his neck should make alternate plans this weekend.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

Depraved, unfunny anthology comedy wastes tons of talent.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Movie 43 is a collection of short but over-the-top comedy films (directed by the likes of Peter Farrelly) that are tied together with a wraparound sequence about a writer making a pitch at a Hollywood studio. The content is astoundingly vulgar, loaded with sex (including full-frontal female nudity) and sexual innuendo, depravity, the foulest language imaginable ("f--k," "s--t," and much more), some violence, and drinking and drug use. The film boasts an incredible cast of talented actors and a funny trailer, so teens will no doubt be interested in seeing it. But the situations are so depraved and of a negative nature that any and all potential viewers are hereby warned.

  • Families can talk about Movie 43's sexual situations. Are there any relationships in the movie that could be defined as healthy or positive? What messages does the movie send about sex?
  • Some segments revolve around cruelty to children and teens. Are they funny? Why or why not? Who are they intended to appeal to?
  • In the final sequence, an animated cat is involved in some of the movie's most depraved humor. Does the fact that the cat isn't real affect the impact of those scenes?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Mostly very iffy/problematic behavior (with little consequence), including greed, lust, threats, and revenge.

  • rolemodels true0

    Role models: No characters behave admirably or responsibly, and the segments aren't long enough for them to learn or change.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Characters threaten one another with guns and grenades. Two guys fight with two leprechauns, with punching, shooting, and lots of blood. Parents humiliate their teenage son by throwing basketballs at his head. A teen girl gets her first period; blood is shown. There's a discussion of men losing their hands and penises while using a "naked girl iPod." A man punches another man in a restaurant. A woman gets hit by a car and then tries to kill an animated cat with a shovel.

  • sex false5

    Sex: A naked woman is shown full-frontal; she's an "iBabe," which is a something like a life-size iPod. Several other women are shown topless in the same sequence. Halle Berry mixes guacamole with her naked breast in another sequence; she's seen later with huge, naked (and obviously fake) breasts. A woman asks her boyfriend to poop on her during sex. A mother and father play sexually charged scenarios with their teenage son. A man has a pair of testicles hanging from his neck. A man has a climaxing penis tattooed on his face. An animated cat is shown masturbating (including inserting a brush into his anus). Strong innuendo and heavy kissing.

  • language false5

    Language: Language is extremely strong and includes frequent use of "f--k," "s--t," "fag," "pubes," "d--k," "suck off," "blow," "boobies," "ass," "balls," "vag," "vagina," "beaver," "son of a bitch," "butthole," "masturbate," "jizz," "p---y," "c--k," "c--t," "prick," "douche," the "N" word," "hell," "crap," "damn," "goddamn," "oh my God," and more.

  • consumerism false1

    Consumerism: is mentioned. The Rocksmith video game is shown.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: A teen party is briefly shown, with suggestions of drinking and drugs. Adults drink vodka at dinner.